Black youth

March 28, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This article looked back at more than 45 years of official multicultural policy in Canada. It studied the experiences of Black male youth in Toronto and the ways in which race, class, age and gender intersect to alienate them from full access to educational and employment opportunities. The article argues that the marginalization of urban Black male youth destabilizes or directly...
March 21, 2019
This factsheet was created by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: During the consultations for the Towards Race Equity in Education report, educators, parents, and students recommended that resources be developed to help Black parents engage with their students’ education. They felt that an engaged parent was critical to the success of Black students in Ontario’s education system. The series of information sheets – The Engaged Parent: Navigating the School System for Black Student Success – are...
March 21, 2019
This factsheet was created by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: During the consultations for the Towards Race Equity in Education report, educators, parents, and students recommended that resources be developed to help Black parents engage with their students’ education. They felt that an engaged parent was critical to the success of Black students in Ontario’s education system. The series of information sheets – The Engaged Parent: Navigating the School System for Black Student Success – are...
March 21, 2019
This factsheet was created by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: During the consultations for the Towards Race Equity in Education report, educators, parents, and students recommended that resources be developed to help Black parents engage with their students’ education. They felt that an engaged parent was critical to the success of Black students in Ontario’s education system. The series of information sheets – The Engaged Parent: Navigating the School System for Black Student Success – are...
December 12, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? This research is about the importance of positive mentor relationships. Programs engaging young Black women can learn from this research and train their staff members to think about trust-building as an interactional process, one that is fundamental to building positive mentor relationships. The research was guided by three questions (p. 8): How do positive mentoring...
November 07, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? In the first six months of 2017, five young people died while in the care of a Children’s Aid Society or Indigenous Child Wellbeing Society. Majority of the youth were Indigenous and all had struggled with mental health issues. An expert panel was assembled to investigate the deaths. Ultimately, the panel reviewed the deaths of 12 young people who died between January 1, 2014,...
April 16, 2018
This report was published by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The report outlines findings from its public interest inquiry into whether First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (Indigenous) and Black children are over-represented at children’s aid societies (CASs), particularly in admissions into care. Overall, the OHRC’s inquiry found that:  Race-based data collection processes and practices are a patchwork across the sector Indigenous and Black children and youth are over-represented in admissions into care at many agencies in Ontario. “These...
April 12, 2018
Pedagogies of healing and critical media literacy are important, especially in the wake of racial violence when mainstream media work to stigmatize, characterize, and marginalize Black youth by projecting them as dangerous Others. In this article, we offer an overview of how mainstream media reinscribe and reinforce white supremacy, which leads to anti-blackness. Next, we discuss the impact that uncritical consumption of mainstream media narratives of Black people has on media consumers and how Black youth use social media as counterspaces. We then theorize about pedagogies of healing and...
March 29, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? This research is about how youth programs can support Black youth in developing racial and ethnic identities that support their wellbeing. Previous research has shown that cultural assets (e.g. having a strong, positive ethnic-racial identity) can be linked to positive development and overall wellbeing for young people. As such, this article presents a framework to map out how...
March 28, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just a few pages!     1. What was this research about? This research is about how racism influences African Canadian youth’s experiences of street involvement and mental health challenges. Some research has shown that African Canadian youth are overrepresented among street-involved youth, and there is a lot of evidence that race and racism impact mental health for racialized people. As such, this chapter offers youth workers interested...